Posted 30 October 2000 - 01:59
Posted 31 October 2000 - 15:30
No open wheeler more powerful than a Formula Ford has raced at Bathurst since at least the mid-70's. Ray believes that faster cars like Formula Adelaide or Formula Holden could run there safely.
Did the Tasman Cup cars the 'Formula Adelaide' races at the Adleiade 500 are based on ever run at Bathurst?
The Formula Adelaide cars that ran at the old Adelaide Formula One circuit back earlier in the year consisted of several 60's 3.0 Formula Ones, 1.5 litre Formula One's and the hybrid 2.5 litre Tasman Cup cars. Ferraris, Loti, Brabhams, McLarens, BRMs and Coopers abounded. The races were dominated this year by a trio of Lotus 49's.
Posted 31 October 2000 - 23:45
Posted 31 October 2000 - 23:56
Ah well at least they have Trans-Am and Classic Sports Cars (D-Type Oh yeah!) at the Race of a Thousand Years coming up at Adelaide.
Posted 03 November 2000 - 14:30
Mildren Brahbam BT11 Climax (first car to lap at 100mph)
Stillwell Brabham BT11 Climax
Bob Jane/Scuderia Veloce Brabham BT11 Climax (Spencer Martin followed Bartlett over the whole of that 100mph lap)
Leo Geoghegan's Lotus 39 Repco V8
Scuderia Veloce Brabham Repco V8 (Phil West/Greg Cusack/Brian Page)
Bob Jane Brabham Repco V8 (John Harvey)
Niel Allen McLaren M10B (outright lap record holder on original circuit)
Mildren Brabham Alfa V8 (Gardner/Bartlett)
McLaren M4a FVA (Courage/Allen)
Brabham Climax (Gardner/Gibson/Green)
Mildren Waggott (Stewart)
Lotus 59 Waggott (Geoghegan)
In addition, Brabham ran a car in 1969 that would have been competitive in the Tasman, but wasn't entered for that series.
Bathurst, indeed, saw many very competitive cars.